(credit: Denver Botanic Gardens)(credit: Denver Botanic Gardens)
The trees may be mere weeks away from budding and many people have spring on the brain. It’s likely that there will be at least one monster storm before winter ends, so you may want to hold off on planting your perennials. However, there will be some spring plant sales popping up at various places throughout the city in the coming weeks. If you’re interested in finding some May flowers to accompany the April showers, check out some of these plant sales for a spectacular garden.
Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 865-3501

An annual favorite, this year’s Spring Plant Sale at the Denver Botanic Gardens takes place on May 6th and 7th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The sale features plants and flowers of many different varieties and plant experts will be on hand to answer questions and give suggestions. Admission is free, but customers are asked to bring their own wheelbarrows, wagons, boxes or other transportation methods. Members will receive a 10 percent discount on their purchase by showing their membership card.

City Floral Greenhouse
1440 Kearney St.
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 399-1177

Founded in 1911, City Floral Greenhouse is the oldest greenhouse in Denver. Its selection of plants, seeds and gardening materials is extensive, and the employees are familiar with many forms of gardening, so they can help you find what you’re looking for. City Floral Greenhouse offers plants, flowers and fruits and veggies that are compatible with a variety of housing situations. Whether you have a huge back yard in which to plant your seeds or you are a member of a community garden, there is something in this store to help you bring out the best in your garden. With reasonable prices all year, you can come back more than once if you’re interested in planting something new.

Denver Urban Gardens
1031 33rd St., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-9900

Another favorite, the Denver Urban Gardens Spring Plant Sale will also be held on May 6th and 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all day. Its selection of organic flowers, herbs and other plants will delight any gardener. Customers can pick up vegetable singles such as bell peppers and tomatillos for as little as $2, and there are many employees on hand to help you make decisions and choose what to plant in your garden. Proceeds from this sale benefit the Free Seeds and Transplants program, which funds free vegetable seeds and plants to those in need, so you can help the community while stocking your garden.

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Paulino Gardens
6300 N. Broadway
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 429-8062

With everything you need for an outdoor garden and indoor plant decor, you may want to budget an afternoon to wander through Paulino Gardens. The staff is familiar with the inventory as well as gardening techniques for novice gardeners who may need help, and there are many different pots and containers for plants of all sizes. While Paulino Gardens doesn’t hold a spring plant sale, it usually has items on sale and runs different specials at various times during the year. The greenhouse also has classes for people who think that they have a brown thumb or those who simply want to learn some new techniques.

Garden Patch
2101 S Washington St.
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 282-3992

Garden Patch carries seeds, plants, herbs, fertilizer, mulch, pottery and much more. Its selection is easy to find in a well-organized store with helpful employees. Since 1964, the store has supplied the neighborhood with houseplants, perennials and everything else needed to add some curb appeal to any home. Its selection of seeds includes several varieties that are difficult to find elsewhere, so if you’re looking for something particular, call Garden Patch to see if you can find it. Check out the business’ website to find info on sales and deals and to print out available coupons.

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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.